Whangarei Falls, Whangarei

4.6
Waterfall · Nature / Park
Marvel at the cascading water and lush native bush of Whangarei Falls. The dramatic waterfall plunges 26.3 m (86.3 ft) over basalt cliffs, creating an impressive spectacle that can be enjoyed from three viewing platforms. Two circular walking routes surround the falls, allowing you to take them in from various angles. The Whangarei Falls loop spans just 1 km (0.6 mi) and takes around 30 minutes, while the Sands Road loop stretches 4.8 km (3 mi) and should take approximately three hours. Bear in mind that both walks involve crossing a bridge with no handrail, which may make some visitors nervous. Though neither route is particularly strenuous, comfortable walking shoes are advisable. A picnic area and restrooms are located by the parking lot. Use our Whangarei travel planner to arrange your visit to Whangarei Falls and other attractions in Whangarei.
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  • The last time we went is about 5 years ago. This time we went, everything still the same, still beautiful as before. Great!  more »
  • Very nice easy walk with family. Nice spot .. good from young children too Great coffee at the carpark on the way back  more »
  • Easy drive to the falls. Good free parking. Paths well sign posted, a few steps to the base of the falls. We took plenty of photos, crossed the bridge and walked up the other side. Recommended place.....  more »
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  • The Whangarei Falls are beautiful and very impressive to see. There's a great parking place and also public toilets for everyone to use. The walking path towards the falls is very impressive and also a great hike. This is really a great place to stay for a while and wandering around or swim. There also some extra walking tracks to choose from. I really recommend this place to visit and enjoy the beautiful surroundings.
  • The Whangarei Falls is a very nice place to go to for any occasion, whether that be for an adventure or just for a nice break away from life’s stresses. The grounds and resources are always maintained and taken care of and litter is rare to be spotted. The beautiful scenic views really do create the heart of Whangarei. “Love it here!”.
  • Absolutely beautiful waterfall that not only allows you to see it from above but also from both sides and from the front. A walking track and bridge allows you to walk all the way around it. Absolutely awesome. Took lots of beautiful photos and certainly worth a visit with family and friends. Beautiful areas to have a picnic also.
  • Very lovely waterfall, we went on one of those really hot summers days and watched the waterfall from below and above. There was a group even frying up eggs on a gas cooker for their breakfast on the picnic table in front of the waterfall. This waterfall is also great for taking long exposures if you're interested in photography.
  • We were just passing by and thought we would stop in. The parking volunteers were so friendly especially John at the tent (thanks for the treat John). The falls are well looked after and fenced and safe for all ages. Beautiful spot where the water runs down to the falls to see the ducks and sit on the beautiful lawn.

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